Urban Development Institute

UDI Vancouver Luncheon - Duncan Stewart: Global Technology Forecaster
November 17, 2016 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Pacific Ballroom, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia Street

UDI is proud to present, Duncan Stewart, Director of TMT Research for Deloitte Canada, as our year-end keynote speaker.

Globally recognized expert on the forecasting, join us as he provides his forecasts on how technology, media and telecommunications will influence our industry. Duncan will look at the top tech trends that will have an impact on the real estate and development markets, both in BC and globally.

Deloitte and Duncan have built a reputation as the one of the most accurate forecasters in the world, and he will show how your customers, employees and supply chain will build, shop, finance and buy real estate in 2017 and beyond.

He has data by geography and by age, gathered from Deloitte surveys and focus groups. Some topics to be covered will include the future of the PC and tablet, 3D printing, how millennials buy, self-driving cars, and over hyped technologies like smart homes, virtual reality, and wearables.

Each Prediction is data driven, quantitative, and counter-consensus. Getting in front of these trends will allow you to improve your bottom line immediately.

Your Takeaways: 

•    Millennials are not mobile only: they are omnichannel on their path to purchase. That includes both laptops as well as mobiles, and sometimes they even like talking to real human beings! Who knew?

•    Virtual reality (VR) is incredibly over-hyped. Except for the real estate industry!

•    Self-driving cars are a long way off...you're not getting rid of parking spaces any time soon.

•    You can 3D print a small plastic toy. But not an office building.